Oreo class Destroyer
|Oreo class Destroyer|
Unpublished, non-canon fan design.
|Type: DD Destroyer|
|Cost|| MCr6,245.234 (base)|
|Model||No information yet available.|
|Passengers||0 High/Med 0 Low|
|QSP||No information yet available.|
|Starships are designed with the Classic Traveller format, using High Guard Shipyard v1.13 written by Andrea Vallance.|
The Oreo class Destroyer is a warship.
The Oreo class Destroyer was originally designed for service with the Fleets of the Domain of Sylea. The design process was strongly influenced by the former Duke of Oreo Subsector, in Massilia Sector, a keen amateur naval architect. The class are larger than normal destroyers, yet are considered too small to be a true cruiser. The primary weapon is the powerful Meson Gun spinal mount, giving the vessel a punch far above its weight. The screens are mediocre, one of many compromises needed to accommodate the meson gun in a hull this size. The ability to destroy enemy shipping takes priority over its own survival: range and speed also suffered as a result of this martial mindset. In compliance with the "Oreo Settlement" the ship carries an Alfred class Gunboat.
- The vessel is a TL-15 design.
Basic Ship Characteristics
Following the Imperial Navy and IISS Universal Ship Profile and data, additional information is presented in the format shown here. The small craft factor indicates the number of squadrons (of ten craft) carried on the ship. Tonnage on the universal ship profile is shown in kilotons (thousands of tons) where necessary. 
|1.||Tonnage|| The Oreo class is constructed using a 7,000 Ton "Oreo Pattern" hull built in a Close Structure configuration. The hull is partially streamlined, giving a relatively limited atmospheric performance that is reliant on its onboard gravitic systems.
|2.||Crew|| x87 personnel.
|3.||Performance||The vessel mounts a Jump-3 drive, a Maneuver-3 drive, and a Power Plant-16, giving performance of Jump-3 and 3-G acceleration. The ship has an agility rating of 1 and an emergency agility of 3. The internal fuel tankage is sufficient for one Jump-3 and gives the power plant 4 weeks duration.|
|4.||Electronics|| Adjacent to the bridge is a Model/9fib computer: no backup computer is installed.
|5.||Hardpoints|| x70 hardpoints.
|6.||Armament||The normal weapons fit-out for an Oreo class is:|
|7.||Defenses||The hull is unarmored.|
|9.||Fuel Treatment|| The vessel has internal fuel tankage of 3,290 Tons.
|10.||Cost|| The basic cost of the vessel is MCr6,245.234
|11.||Construction Time|| 150 weeks (35 months) as standard.
|12.||Comments|| Standard cargo capacity amounts to 33 Tons.
History & Background (Dossier)
The Oreo class Destroyer sees service in Fleets across the Domain of Sylea and beyond. It was designed to be produced in shipyards across the Domain and was intended for general Imperial service, and as such it bore no particular cultural or political influences within its architecture. However, it was designated for service with the 146th Fleet stationed in Oreo Subsector, and consequently the eccentric but influential 14th Duke of Oreo became involved in the project.
The 14th Duke was a direct descendant of the aristocratic Halls families, the pre-Imperial rulers of Oreo Subsector. When the Oreo Worlds, the proto-polity they controlled, was absorbed into the expanding Third Imperium they gained a privilege known as the "Oreo Settlement". This mandated that any vessels that were to serve with the 146th Fleet – the designation given to the former Oreo Worlds flotilla and considered by the 14th Duke to be his "personal Fleet" – must be locally designed and manufactured. The privilege had been granted by Cleon I himself and the Duke insisted that it must be honored.
The demand was utterly impractical and strategically suicidal, and the Navy resisted the proposal, eventually resulting in the direct intervention of the Archduke of the Domain. She ruled that all vessels of the Oreo class, no matter where they served, were to carry an Alfred class Gunboat, a small combat craft that was the personal design of the 14th Duke himself. The Alfred was a capable vessel and all parties found the resolution acceptable. The current Duke has maintained his father's policy and as a result many classes of warship operating within the Domain carry at least one Alfred. Some naval officers resent the ongoing Noble influence on naval architecture: others see the broader political benefits that such indulgences can bring.
"Oreo Pattern" Hulls
"Oreo Pattern" hulls are a naval design feature that grew out of the "Oreo Settlement", and which was initially implemented in Oreo Subsector of Massilia Sector for economic reasons following the Civil War. Fundamentally, it is the process of creating hybrid technology ships. Unarmored hulls are locally built at lower tech levels, transported aboard commercial vessels, and fitted out as TL-15 warships at the more advanced shipyards in the region. "Oreo Pattern" starships have proven just as capable as their counterparts originating in other regions of the Imperium and it is now an accepted quirk of warships originating within the Domain of Sylea
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman. High Guard (Game Designers Workshop, 1980), 20-37. (Design Sequence Used)
- Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis), Captain, and Lead Naval Architect Ronald B. Kline, Jr. of the Imperial Navy
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science